THOUSANDS of Barnsley Council properties will get improvements over the next year after a £20m investment boost.
The investment from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital investment programme, is part of the £62m investment between now and 2027 announced earlier this year for a variety of repair, maintenance and improvement works and plans were rubber-stamped on Wednesday
More than half of this is earmarked for energy efficiency improvements.
The work outlined in the report includes £9.6m for Barnsley Homes Standard works to 1,080 properties, which may include a combination of full or partial kitchen or bathroom replacements, heating system improvements, electrical rewires and upgrades and external works to properties.
In addition, there will be £5.229m allocated for various additional works at 1,789 properties including roofing, heating replacements, and other heating works, as well as a schedule of replacement of various items where needed.
This may include kitchen, bathroom, guttering, door or window replacements.
There will be a further £5.6m in supplemental investments including some works to district heating networks, adaptations for tenants with special needs, one-off structural works, re-wiring and refurbishment works at community centres.
Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “We’re committed to making sure our borough has a variety of sustainable, quality housing, so you can live in the right home for you.
“Our council housing stock is a hugely important part of this commitment and I’m delighted to recommend this significant investment in our social housing to cabinet.
“This is about making sure tenants can continue to live comfortably, in warm, energy-efficient homes, both now and for many years to come.”